Omoni Oboli, a Nollywood actress and filmmaker, recalled her upbringing with her single mother on Thursday.
The mother-of-three admitted on Instagram that she wasn’t born with a silver spoon.
Her earliest memories, she claims, are of growing up in a ‘face-me-I-face-you’ household with her mother.
Oboli mentioned that her mother had to work various jobs in addition to her teaching career to help support her family.
She went on to say that as a child, she had never been to an airport or travelled outside of Nigeria.
“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon!” she wrote. My earliest memories are of being raised by a single mother in a face me, face you home.
“Every single month, we had more months remaining at the end of the money.” To make ends meet, my mother worked many jobs in addition to her teaching career! As a kid, I never been to the airport, let alone travelled outside of Nigeria.”
She assured her fans that if she could get to where she is now using her experience as motivation, they can too.
“You CAN get where I am today if I can!” To be honest, I’m only getting started! You don’t have to like me, but I’ll help you succeed,” she explained.
“Life is one percent what occurs to you and 99 percent what you do about it,” the actress continued.
“Change will begin when you are honest with yourself and declare, ‘I am sick and tired of where I am.'”